Fall of the Leaf 53/60

More Works By Sybil Andrews Linocut on Paper
14.5 × 10.5 in 36.83 × 26.67 cm
23 × 18.5 in 58.42 × 46.99 cm
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About Fall of the Leaf 53/60

The striking angular forms and vivid colours distinguish the modernist compositions of Sybil Andrews. This lithograph of a rural scene by the notable British artist showcases her signature bright colour palette—yellows, greens, blues, and red punctuated by black against a white backdrop. The farmer tills the earth using a hand plow pulled by three horses on a field that curves into the distance framed by a canopy of trees echoing the same curved silhouettes. Andrew’s work has an energy to it that makes each composition uniquely dynamic.This lithograph is number 53 of 60.

“Her prints, influenced by Cubism, Futurism and Vorticism, captured the dynamism of the roaring 1920s and 1930s: images of race cars, motorcycles, machinery, sports, and daily life are all captured in bright, vivid colors exuding speed and movement.”
Mary Ryan Gallery NYC

Born (1898-1992) in Bury St. Edmunds in the U.K., Andrews first took art courses by correspondence during WW1. Post war, she met an architect and artist, Cyril Power whom she moved to London with. She studied art at the Heatherly School of Art in London followed by independent studies with a Polish sculptor. It was there that she witnessed a lecture demonstration by William Kermode on black and white woodblock printing and attended many classes on linocutting.In 1947 she emigrated to Vancouver Island with her husband, Cyril Power where she continued to make linocuts in various subjects.

Her lino prints were published by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in collaboration with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. She exhibited at the Mary Ryan Gallery in NYC and her work is held both privately and in public museums.